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Design Plans Revealed for Manchester Arena

For its first project located outside of the United States, sports and live entertainment company Oak View Group (Los Angeles), has recently revealed plans for a new 23,500-seat multi-purpos...


Belgium Store Features Plastic-Based Terrazzo

Amsterdam-based eyewear company Ace & Tate recently opened a new shop in Antwerp with a specific goal for the retail store’s interior: it’s clad with terrazzo made with chips of recycled pla...


Ikea Taps into Mars Research with Designs

Swedish furniture company Ikea is embarking on a new project: designing spaces for Mars.


Sherwin-Williams Now Accepting Student Designs

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) officially opened up submissions for its Student Design Challenge last week. The annual competition challenges students to create interior design pro...


Sherwin-Williams Reveals Student Design Winners

Global coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the winners of its eighth annual Student Design Challenge on Tuesday, awarding top prizes of $2,500 in both residential and comme...


National Building Museum Hosts Hive Installation

A structure of silver and magenta tubes is being hosted in Washington, D.C.


Interior Design App Innovation Released

Architect-founded software development company Morpholio has unveiled a new tool for its Board Pro App that to help interior designers.


Soft Touch Matte Paint Revealed

Benjamin Moore has unveiled a new, luxury line of interior paint that boasts “a new dimension” of tactile experience.


$8M Wright Home Hits Market

Nature and serenity abound in this 1950s residence designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. And for $8 million, it could be yours.


Flooring Designed for Healthcare, Education

A new low-maintenance flooring option features high scratch, stain and scuff resistance, according to its manufacturer.


Pantone Taps Nature for 2017 Color Choice

What color will we paint our walls in the coming year? Well, according to the Pantone Color Institute, the answer is green—more specifically, "Greenery.”


Diamond Vogel Crowdsources Top Hue

A muted blue-gray hue is set to make a dramatic entry on the color scene in 2017, according to Diamond Vogel consumers.


Benjamin Moore Crowns 'Shadow' for 2017

According to paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore (Montvale, NJ), dark and mysterious will pervade in 2017, as the company has declared a dark amethyst called Shadow to be its color of the year...


HGTV Star’s Paint Line Expands

Fans of the HGTV hit Fixer Upper are getting a bigger fix of their new favorite paint, as Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines expands its palette.


Denim Hue to Dominate in 2017

Color experts from AkzoNobel expect a blue to dominate interiors in 2017.


Go Taupe in 2017, Says Sherwin-Williams

Paints and coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company has unveiled its Color of the Year for 2017, and the company’s color experts say it’s indicative of a slight warming trend.


Shades of Purple Reign Supreme

PPG architectural coatings brands are passionate about purple for 2017.


Flooring System Takes New Shapes

A new collection from Karndean Designflooring takes some colors and patterns that were already available and puts a geometric spin on them, creating novel formats that the company says can b...


This Wall Reacts to You

Washington, D.C.’s Terrell Place already serves as a symbol of the civil rights movement, but a new reactive media feature in the office building is making it a must-see for those interested...


Paint Line Gets Revamp

Pratt & Lambert Paints announced the launch of Accolade Premium Paint & Primer, a 100 percent acrylic coating designed for use on interior walls, ceilings, trim, drywall, wood, masonry, meta...


Study: Hues Impact Sale Price

A new study suggests that paint color can notably impact a home’s final purchase price.


Student Winners Design Future Workplace

The office hasn’t always been known as a beacon of great design (think fluorescent-lit cube farms), but if the winning entries in this year’s Workplace of the Future Scholarship Contest are ...


Dunn-Edwards Launches Duraflo

California-based paint maker Dunn-Edwards Paints has introduced new interior finishes for use on interior surfaces.


Design Star Unveils Interior Paint Line

HGTV star designer Joanna Gaines has teamed up with the KILZ brand to offer a premium paint collection for interiors, cabinetry and furniture.


PPG Bows New Paints, Stains Line

PPG’s Pittsburgh Paints & Stains brand has introduced a new premium line of paints and stains geared toward professionals and DIY consumers.


Contest Calls On Interior Design Students

Interior design students with ideas about how offices of the future might look are invited to participate in a new scholarship contest organized by Benjamin Moore and the American Society of...


New Line to Protect High-Traffic Spaces

Wolf-Gordon, a New York-based design company, has announced the upcoming release of a collection of wall protection products made for high-traffic commercial interiors.


Color Selection Tools Made for Architects

The Sherwin-Williams Company has rolled out its new color selection system for architects, designers and specifiers.


Houzz Says Remodelers See Green in 2016

U.S. home renovation and design companies forecast more widespread revenue and profit growth in 2016 than they experienced in 2015, a new survey suggests.


Dunn-Edwards Names 2016 Color Trends

A Dunn-Edwards color expert has predicted shades of pink and rose will be hot choices in 2016.


Pantone Picks 2 Colors for 2016

For 2016, Pantone has veered from tradition and selected not one, but two colors deemed worthy of its coveted “Color of the Year” title.


Own a Piece of Julia Child’s France

Perhaps the former French holiday home of renowned French Chef Julia Child will inspire its new owner to cook up some Coq au Vin while sipping on a glass of sweet Sauternes white burgundy (e...


Valspar Taps Color Trends for 2016

Color experts at Valspar say they have rounded up the prevailing consumer lifestyle influences and translated them into four inspiring color palettes predicted to trend in 2016.


Gold Takes ‘Color of 2016’ Crown

Color experts over at AkzoNobel have crowned a true yellow gold as its “Color of the Year for 2016.”


Bathroom Break: Time to Vote

Ten public restrooms across the country are hoping to flush away the competition in the 2015 “Bowl Games.”


Matte Finish Made for Distressing

Rust-Oleum Corp. has debuted Chalked Ultra Matte Paint, a low-odor, water-based formula that can be used on furniture and home decor surfaces.


Silver Billed as the New White

So long, white. Silver and other metallic colors are the hottest shades on the horizon. That’s the word from the National Coil Coating Association


Artist Sees Recycled Beauty in Trash

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK--Sometimes one man’s pile of scrap wood is another man’s “Happy Mountain.”


New Multicolor Paint to Add Texture

VERNON HILLS, IL--Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced a multicolor finish made to look like textured wallcoverings.


Pre-Mixed Paints for Home Projects

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA—A new line of ready-to-use latex interior paints in a variety of sizes and colors is now available exclusively at Walmart stores.


Design Critique Tool Launched

NEW YORK CITY--A new messaging app aims to rid architects’ inboxes of endlessly confusing email chains.


PPG, Nautica Sail New Interior Line

PITTSBURGH—PPG Architectural Coatings has teamed up with global lifestyle company Nautica to offer an interior paint line for the residential market.


So Long, Man Cave; Hello, She Shed

UNITED KINGDOM—Think backyard sheds are just a storage spot for gardening tools and lawn mowers? Think again.


Kelly-Moore Bows Flat Finish

Kelly-Moore Paints has expanded its interior paint line to include a flat, matte finish for residential and commercial projects.


Copper Tops Trendy Hue Report

Step aside, ho-hum blues and greens of yore. Color experts at AkzoNobel say the go-to hue for 2015 is an elegant and warm copper.


Marsala to be the Toast of 2015

Here's a color you can drink to: Marsala, a “naturally robust and earthy wine red,” has been crowned “Color of the Year” by Pantone LLC.


A New Blue Tops PPG's Trendy Hues

A “lavish, almost-but-not-quite royal” shade of blue has been named PPG’s 2015 Color of the Year.


Warhol-Inspired Wallcovering Debuts

A new series of designs inspired by the work of Andy Warhol has joined Flavor Paper’s portfolio of hand-screened and digitally printed offerings.


Twitter Adds Old West Cabins to Nest

High-tech Twitter is installing low-tech 19th-century cabins inside its trendy San Francisco digs, according to numerous reports.


Color Cube Matches, Inspires, Explores

Product developers in Australia say they have created a tech tool to inspire designers and artists, match paint colors, and more.


CR Ranks Store Paint Brands No. 1

House brands from Behr Corp. and Ace Hardware have topped the latest rankings of 67 interior paints tested by Consumer Reports—earning “excellent” ratings in hiding and scrubbability.


Design Choices Affect Our Germs

The mix of bacteria living around us—on our desks, our bodies, our computers—is influenced by the design of our buildings, according to a new study.


2 House Brands Top Paint Rankings

Interior paints from Behr and Clark + Kensington earned top marks in Consumer Reports’ latest performance evaluation—measuring “excellent” in terms of hiding and scrubbability.


PPG Revamps Interior Paint Line

PPG Architectural Finishes Inc. has launched a reformulated version of its Manor Hall line of interior latex paint.


Designer Held in $1.2M Veteran Fraud

The owner of a New Jersey-based interior design company is facing two decades in prison in an alleged scheme that siphoned more than $1.2 million from a federal program designed to help disa...


Dunn-Edwards Bows New Interior Acrylic

Dunn-Edwards Corp. has introduced Everest, a new line of interior paints recommended for high-end residential and commercial projects.


Study: Blue Paint Best for Sleep

Bedrooms painted blue produce a better and longer night’s rest, a new study suggests.


Design Elements to Satisfy Taste Buds

Designers looking for an edible element to incorporate into their creations might consider a hardtack table, chocolate chair, grains sofa, or candy coffee table.


The West Inspires New Paint Colors

Kelly-Moore Paints says its new ColorStudio Collection features more than 1,700 shades inspired by light, lifestyles and hues of the West.


Coatings Market Split in Europe

Driven by a growing construction sector in Eastern Europe, the market for decorative paints and coatings in Europe is poised to reach revenues of €11,6 billion ($15.1 billion USD) in 2019, a...


Design Help from Robotic Lights

Drop your paint brush and grab a stylus. University of Tokyo scientists have developed an augmented reality-based system that enables users to “paint” a room via tablet.


Sherwin-Williams Adds Texture to Line

The Sherwin-Williams Company has introduced TuffWall Premium Texture Finish, a 100 percent acrylic interior coating for restaurants, offices, retail and other commercial spaces.


Russian Billionaire Sues NY Contractor

A Russian billionaire senator is accusing his Manhattan contractor of overbilling him and attempting to extort a multimillion-dollar contract for work at his $16 million Time Warner Center a...


New Year’s Color Parade Continues

Two more paint companies have added to the assortment of top colors and trends for 2013.


 
 
   

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